Late on Wednesday, Tesla Motor’s CEO, Elon Musk announced that the company will build its $1.1 billion Cybertruck factory near Austin, Texas.
Tesla’s 2,000 acre site on the Colorado River is around 13 minutes away from downtown Austin, said Musk in a second quarter earnings call.
“It’s going to be an ecological paradise … open to the public,” said Musk while adding, that Tesla could tap the Tulsa, Oklahoma, for future production.
Tesla will use the site to build its new Cybertruck, as well as the Model 3 and Model Y cars for eastern North America as well as its heavy-duty Semi truck, said Musk.
Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas has welcomed the news.
“Tesla is one of the most exciting and innovative companies in the world, and we are proud to welcome its team to the State of Texas,” said Abbott in a statement.
In a statement, Oklahoma’s secretary of commerce, Sean Kouplen, said Oklahoma would actively pursue Tesla’s supplier base to persuade them to base themselves in Oklahoma.